Head of School
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research)
Division of Research and Innovation
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Michael Liebelt was appointed as a lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Adelaide in 1989. He was the Head of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from 2001 until 2010 and was the Deputy Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Computer and Mathematical Sciences from July 2010 until May 2016. He held the position of Interim Executive Dean, Faculty of Sciences between September 2017 and October 2018. He was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Operations) and Dean of Graduate Studies from November 2017 until his retirement from the University at the end of 2021.
Michael has wide experience as a member of academic boards and boards of directors of several education providers, research commercialization ventures and private companies.
His research interests are in computer architecture, particularly asynchronous digital systems and parallel architectures for the implementation of artificial general intelligence.
He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery.
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
- Computer architecture
- Asynchronous digital systems
- Parallel architectures for the implementation of artificial general intelligence
- Test and testability of digital systems
- Engineering education
Date Position Institution name 2018 - 2021 Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Operations) and Dean of Graduate Studies University of Adelaide 2017 - 2018 Interim Executive Dean, Faculty of Sciences University of Adelaide 2016 - ongoing Professor University of Adelaide 2010 - 2016 Deputy Executive Dean University of Adelaide 2006 - 2015 Associate Professor University of Adelaide 2001 - 2010 Head of School University of Adelaide 1996 - 2005 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 1989 - 1995 Lecturer University of Adelaide
Date Institution name Country Title 1982 University of Adelaide Australia MEngSc 1979 University of Adelaide Australia BE(Hons) 1978 University of Adelaide Australia BSc
Year Citation 2022 Yuan, X., Liebelt, M. J., Shi, P., & Phillips, B. J. (2022). Cognitive decisions based on a rule-based fuzzy system. Information Sciences, 600, 323-341.
DOI Scopus2 WoS1
2021 Yuan, X., Liebelt, M. J., Shi, P., & Phillips, B. J. (2021). Creating rule-based agents for artificial general intelligence using association rules mining. International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics, 12(1), 223-230.
DOI Scopus4 WoS6
2015 Wang, P., Phillips, B., & Liebelt, M. (2015). Memristor-based activation circuit for longterm memories in cognitive architectures. Electronics Letters, 51(21), 1639-1641.
2014 Tian, G., & Liebelt, M. (2014). An effectiveness-based adaptive cache replacement policy. Microprocessors and Microsystems, 38(1), 98-111.
DOI Scopus11 WoS5
2007 Malema, G., & Liebelt, M. (2007). Quasi-cyclic LDPC codes of column-weight two using a search algorithm. Eurasip Journal on Applied Signal Processing, 2007(1), 1-8.
DOI Scopus13 WoS7
2007 Malema, G., & Liebelt, M. (2007). High girth column-weight-two LDPC codes based on distance graphs. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2007(1), 1-5.
DOI Scopus11 WoS7
2006 Malema, G., & Liebelt, M. (2006). Deterministic methods for constructing structured LDPC codes with girth six and eight. WSEAS Transactions on Computers, 5(5), 1096-1101. 2001 To, K., Lim, C., Teo, K., & Liebelt, M. (2001). Support vector learning with quadratic programming and adaptive step size barrier-projection. Nonlinear Analysis-Theory Methods & Applications, 47(8 Part 8 Special Issue SI), 5623-5633.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2
2000 Chandrasena, L., & Liebelt, M. (2000). Rate selection algorithm for quantized undithered dynamic supply voltage scaling. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, Digest of Technical Papers, 213-215.
1999 Liebelt, M. J., & Burgess, N. (1999). Detecting exitory stuck-at faults in semimodular asynchronous circuits. IEEE Transactions on Computers, 48(4), 442-448.
DOI Scopus3 WoS2
1997 Tabrizi, N., Liebelt, M. J., & Eshraghian, K. (1997). A tabular method for guard strengthening, symmetrization, and operator reduction for Martin's asynchronous design methodology. IEEE Transactions on Computers, 46(9), 1050-1054.
1997 Abbott, D., Burgess, N., Gray, D., & Liebelt, M. (1997). Towards the realisation of an interactive mobile multimedia personal communicator (IM<sup>3</sup>PC). Proceedings of the Australian Microelectronics Conference, 18-22.
1997 Appleton, S., Morton, S., & Liebelt, M. (1997). High performance two-phase asynchronous pipelines. IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, E80-D(3), 287-294. 1997 Appleton, S., Morton, S., & Liebelt, M. (1997). High performance two-phase asynchronous pipelines. IEICE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION AND SYSTEMS, E80D(3), 287-295. 1996 Appleton, S. S., Morton, S. V., & Liebelt, M. J. (1996). Technique for high speed asynchronous pipeline control. Electronics Letters, 32(21), 1973-1974.
1995 Kouzani, A. Z., Bouzerdoum, A., & Liebelt, M. J. (1995). Fuzzy motion estimation. Australian Journal of Intelligent Information Processing Systems, 2(3), 46-55. 1982 Pucknell, D. A., Liebelt, M. J., Raymond, M. L. J., & Wotton, N. (1982). Considerations in setting up supporting facilities for microprocessor applications work and teaching. Software & Microsystems, 1(5), 135-140.
|Date||Project Title||Investigators||Funding Body||Amount|
|2004 - 2008||Hardware Verification Techniques for Complex High Performance Systems-on-a-chip||Lim C, Liebelt M, Parashkevov A||Australian Research Council||AUD 385,184|
|2002 - 2004||Multi-channel reconfigurable high dynamic range digital receivers||Lim C, Marwood W, Choi J, Cumpston S, Liebelt M, Massie A||Australian Research Council||AUD 646,773|
|2002 - 2006||National Networked Tele-Test Facility for Integrated Systems (NNTTFIS)||Liebelt M||Department of Industry, Science and Resources||---|
|2001||Power estimation for asynchronous circuits, based on high level specifications||Liebelt M||The University of Adelaide||AUD 7,500|
|2000||Implementation of QP optimisation on a parallel matrix processor||Lim C, Liebelt M||Australian Research Council||AUD 10,000|
|1999||High Level Synthesis of Asynchronous Systems||Ashenden P, Liebelt M||Australian Research Council||AUD 5,000|
|1999||Feasibility Study for Real Time Array Processing||Lim C, Liebelt M||Australian Research Council||AUD 11,000|
|1998 - 1999||High Performance Asynchronous Pipelining Techniques in General Purpose RISC Processors||Liebelt M||Australian Research Council||AUD 18,000|
|1997||Study of advanced asynchronous design issues based on extension of the event controlled systems design methodology||Liebelt M||Australian Research Council||AUD 12,000|
|1996||Study of System Level Asynchronous Design Issues based on Extension of the Event Controlled Systems Design Methodology||Liebelt M||Australian Research Council||AUD 15,000|
|1996 - 1998||A very high performance Matrix and Tensor Processor||Lim C, Marwood W, Liebelt M, Eshraghian K||Australian Research Council||AUD 210,259|
|1994 - 1995||Development of the event controlled systems design methodology through implementation of an 8 Bit RISC Microprocessor||Liebelt M||Australian Research Council||AUD 15,000|
|1993 - 1995||Electronic Vision System for real-time applications||Liebelt M||Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations||AUD 40,000|
|Date||Taught||Developed||Coordinated||Course Title||Institution||Course Level/ Code||URL|
|2018||x||x||x||Design and Innovation||University of Adelaide||ELEC ENG 2103||Course outline|
|2017||x||x||x||Analog Electronics||University of Adelaide||ELEC ENG 1100||Course outline|
|2017||x||x||x||Electronic Systems||University of Adelaide||ELEC ENG 1101||Course outline|
|2017||x||x||Electronic Circuits||University of Adelaide||ELEC ENG 2101||Course outline|
|2017||x||x||Electronic Circuits M||University of Adelaide||ELEC ENG 2105||Course outline|
|2017||x||x||x||Design and Innovation||University of Adelaide||ELEC ENG 2103||Course outline|
|2017||x||Systems Engineering Management||University of Adelaide||ELEC ENG 4055||Course outline|
|2017||x||Business Management Systems UG||University of Adelaide||ELEC ENG 4064||Course outline|
|2017||x||Engineering Communication and Critical Thinking (semester 1)||University of Adelaide||ELEC ENG 7057||Course outline|
|2017||x||Engineering Communication and Critical Thinking (semester 2)||University of Adelaide||ELEC ENG 7057||Course outline|
|2017||x||Business Management Systems PG||University of Adelaide||ELEC ENG 7164||Course outline|
2017: Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
2016: Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence, in the category of Leadership, Support and Enhancement of Teaching Practice
2016: Vice-Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2020 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Forensic applications of analog memory: the digital evidence bag Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Benjamin James Agnew 2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Multi-Approaches to Achieve an Advanced Cognitive Agent in a New Type of Parallel Processing Computer Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Xin Yuan 2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Interconnect Architectures for Dynamically Partially Reconfigurable
Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Thanh Thi Thanh Bui 2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Mapping of Processing Elements of Hardware-based Production Systems on Networks on Chip Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Mostafa Wasiuddin Numan 2013 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Long-Term Memory for Cognitive Architectures: A Hardware Approach Using Resistive Devices Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Peng Wang 2011 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Exploring the forces shaping the modern university – the existential challenges of thought leaders managing the foundational values with the functional drivers – a case study of South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Kym Teh 2010 - 2015 Principal Supervisor A Study of Low Power and High Performance Cache Hierarchy for Multi-Core Processor Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Geng Tian 2008 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Dynamic Cache Partitioning and Adaptive Cache Replacement Schemes for Chip Multiprocessors Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Norfadila Mahrom 2007 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Design Study of Energy-Efficient Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Mr Lifang Lu 2007 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Software-Centric and Interaction-Oriented System-on-Chip Verification Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xiao Xi Xu 2007 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Subthreshold and Near Threshold Techniques for Ultra-Low Power CMOS Design Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr James Kitchener 2007 - 2010 Co-Supervisor An RNS-Enabled Microprocessor for Public Key Cryptography Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zhining Lim 2006 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Random Access Schemes for Multichannel Communication and Multipacket Reception in Wireless Networks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Hyuk Lee 2006 - 2008 Co-Supervisor Adaptive Antenna Array Processing for GPS Receivers Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Mr Yaohua Zheng 2004 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Signalling Requirements for Smart Pricing in Mobile Telecommunications Systems Master of Engineering Science Master Part Time Mr Dat Vo 2004 - 2014 Co-Supervisor A Mesh Architecture for Data Management of Matrix Computations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Adam Burdeniuk 2003 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Verification of System-on-Chips using Genetic Evolutionary Test Techniques from a Software Applications Perspective Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Adriel Cheng 2003 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Capacity of Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Wireless Communication Systems Operating in the HF Band Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nigel Brine 2003 - 2007 Co-Supervisor The Mesh -A Universally Integrated Design Approach for Device Control Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Martin Strange 2003 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Low-Density Parity-Check Codes: Construction and Implementation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Gabofetswe Malema 2002 - 2007 Co-Supervisor Downlink Resource Allocation for Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access Systems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kit Chee 2001 - 2008 Co-Supervisor Design of a Direct Downconversion Receiver for IEEE802.11a WLAN Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Yingbo Zhu 2001 - 2004 Principal Supervisor Lost VOIP Packet Recovery in Active Networks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammad Yousef Darmani 2001 - 2004 Principal Supervisor Design and Analysis of Visual Programming Language for PIC Microcontrollers Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Mr Jeng Kong 1999 - 2003 Principal Supervisor The Study of Trace Cache Memory on Superscalar DLX Processor Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Mr Apisake Hongwitayakorn 1997 - 2002 Principal Supervisor Listless Zerotree Image and Video Coding Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Wen-Kuo Lin 1997 - 2002 Principal Supervisor Algorithms and Architectures for Low-Density Parity-Check Codecs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Chris Howland 1996 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Energy Minimization of Portable Multimedia Systems through Rate Selection and Dynamic Voltage Scaling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Lama Hewage VP Chandrasena 1995 - 2003 Principal Supervisor Multiport Memory as a Medium for Interprocessor Communication in Multiprocessors Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nasser Asgari
Date Role Board name Institution name Country 2018 - ongoing Member College Council Kathleen Lumley College, Inc. Australia 2017 - 2018 Member College Council St Ann's College, Inc. Australia
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